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We are hoping for a full programme of events in 2022. Here are the ones we have booked so far! we hope to see you at one of them.

27 Aug 2022: World Textile Day North
Show
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sat 27 Aug 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

Jim Gaffney of Textile Traders will be giving the morning talk at 11 am.

"Free Movement for Textiles"  He will explore the theme of how people, textiles and techniques cross borders from one country to another, one region to another, spread across a continent or even end up on the other side of the world.

And an afternoon session at 2 pm with two short talks

The Social Life of Sashiko: Going Online Worldwide

With Susan Briscoe, expert collector of Japanese kimono and textiles.

Beads Across Borders

Bob Irwin of The African Fabric Shop follows the fascinating trail of West Africa’s bead trade – both historical and contemporary.

Talks tickets (at £5 for the morning talk and £3 for the afternoon talk will be available on the day from 10 am)

We will have teas and cakes available, plenty of seats and a chance to catch up with textile loving friends

There is ample free parking at this venue and easy walking distance into Frodsham itself. This venue is very easily accessible from Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and the Wirral from the M62, M6 and M66 mortorways. The nearest train station is just a short walk away at Frodsham

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

 

3 Sep 2022: World Textile Day Wales
Show
The Minerva Centre, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, mid Wales
Sat 3 Sep 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

11 am : main talk

East to West: Textile Treasures of the Great Silk Road
Presented by Angela Thompson and Jane Davies, who bring many decades of textile travel, experience and stories to entertain and inform us.

£5. Tickets on the door.

2 pm : 2 short talks

The Social Life of Sashiko: Going Online Worldwide
Presented by Susan Briscoe, expert collector of Japanese kimono and textiles.

Beads Across Borders
Bob Irwin of The African Fabric Shop follows the fascinating trail of West Africa’s bead trade – both historical and contemporary.

£3 for both talks. Tickets on the door.

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful ladies of the Quilt Association

There is ample free and cheap long stay parking in the delightful little market town of Llanidloes and the venue is right in the middle of town with access to wonderful cafes, shops and beauty spots on the River Severn.The nearest train station is at Caersws.

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

10 Sep 2022: World Textile Day Market
Show
Chipping Norton Town Hall, Chipping Norton Oxfordshire
Sat 10 Sep 2022, 10 - 4 pm

A first venture for us - a Pop Up World Textile Day Market in this historic Town Hall in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Come and meet the experts in world textiles from all over the UK with their tempting arrays of fabrics, vintage textiles, clothes, jewellery, baskets, beads and more.

A chance too to bring along any textiles you would like to show us for more information or a valuation.

Our experts know quite a thing or two about textiles from Afghanistan to Zambia via such places as Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Guatamala, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Egypt, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos,  Mali, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. (Phew!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 Sep 2022 to 25 Sep 2022: Yarndale!
Show
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD
Sat 24 Sep 2022 to Sun 25 Sep 2022, 10 - 5pm

We are delighted to be invited back to exhibit at this lovely Show again.

Take a look at the Yarndale website to book your tickets, get an idea of who will be there and look forward to an inspiring day or weekend out in this beautiful part of the world.

      

 

1 Oct 2022: World Textile Day West
Show
Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, near Bristol BS31 3BY
Sat 1 Oct 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

11 am : main talk

Sashiko v Shibori: who wins?
Presented by Janice Gunner – award-winning textile artist, quilter and author.

‘I use fabric dyed with both techniques in my work. I love both, but which one wins?’

£5. Tickets on the door.

2 pm : 2 short talks

Textile Trappings of India and Central Asia
Gaynor Williams will entertain you with some very unusual and interesting textiles from her collection.

The Social Life of Sashiko: Going Online Worldwide
With Susan Briscoe, expert collector of Japanese kimono and textiles.

£3 for both talks. Tickets on the door.

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful Saltford Community Association's very own cafe onsite.

There is ample free parking around this venue and the venue is also very easily accessed by bus from both Bristol and Bath. Saltford is roughly halfway between both. The nearest train station is at Keynsham.

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

8 Oct 2022: World Textile Day South
Show
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Brockenhurst, New Forest Hampshire SO42 7RY
Sat 8 Oct 2022, 10 - 4 pm

And we're back at this wonderful new venue.... 

With FREE entry and lots to get excited about!

The theme this year is our long awaited (and twice postponed) theme of "CROSSING BORDERS"

11 am : main talk

From Java to West Africa: Travelling Textiles
Presented by Diane Gaffney of Textile Traders and Magie Relph of The African Fabric Shop. Di and Magie have been travelling, collecting, buying and selling textiles since the 1980s. They really know their stuff.

£5. Tickets on the door.

2 pm : 2 short talks

Textile Trappings of India and Central Asia
Gaynor Williams will entertain you with some very unusual and interesting textiles from her collection.

Textiles sans Frontières
John and Joan Fisher take you on an enthralling journey to the Arabian peninsula, where creating and trading textiles has shaped history. Fascinating and inspiring.

£3 for both talks. Tickets on the door.

We will have a full range of home made refreshments from the wonderful local Quilt group

The wonderful delights of the New Forest are right on the doorstep. There is ample free parking at this venue and the nearest train station is just a short walk away at Brockenhurst. 

Further details and updates will be found on our World Textile Day website

16 Oct 2022: Cheshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Talk
Fabulous silk weavings, batiks, brocades and ikats from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Indonesia.
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sun 16 Oct 2022, 1 pm

 

Thailand, Cambodia and Laos have long been famous for their silk, and to this day, silkworms are raised and the silk spun and woven in the traditional way by village women on the looms below their homes.

In the past 50 years a complete revival of this dying art has occurred and silk production is now thriving. A look at how and why, and lots of beautiful silk - old and new from these ancient Kingdoms.

5 Nov 2022 to 6 Nov 2022: World Textile Bazaar
Show
The Nomad's Tent, 21 St Leonard's Lane, Edinburgh EH8 9SH
Sat 5 Nov 2022 to Sun 6 Nov 2022, 10 - 4 pm

       

Advance notice of a special World Textile Bazaar Weekend in Edinburgh.

More details to come!